Groundwater contamination by nitrates associated with intensive potato culture in Québec.

@article{Levallois1998GroundwaterCB,
  title={Groundwater contamination by nitrates associated with intensive potato culture in Qu{\'e}bec.},
  author={Patrick Levallois and Marius Th{\'e}riault and J Rouffignat and Sylvain Tessier and Robert Landry and Pierre Ayotte and Marc P Girard and S. Gingras and Denis Gauvin and Carmenne Chiasson},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1998},
  volume={217 1-2},
  pages={91-101}
}
In rural areas, groundwater contamination by nitrates is a problem related to the spreading of organic and chemical fertilizers by farmers and, to some extent, to effluents from domestic sewage systems. Health effects of groundwater contamination by nitrates have been assessed several times and may lead to important consequences for infants. Following pressures from citizens in 1990, a survey of well water quality around potato fields of the Portneuf county (Québec) found that nitrate… CONTINUE READING

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